Richland City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Residents can place utility payments in the drop box located on the southwest side of the building. Payments and requests for service can also be made on-line, by emailing or by calling (509) 942-1104.

Building department and planning applications, including plan submittals, will be accepted electronically. Contact 509-942-7794 or for more information. 

Together We Save

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 Saving Energy Can Be an Adventure

We know saving energy often means saving money, but did you know that having an energy-efficient home can help out even more? 

Making energy efficiency improvements is pretty easy, too! Contact our Energy Specialist or read about our Energy Efficiency programs  for energy saving options for your home to help you cut down on your energy and costs.

 Reduce Energy BIlls While Telecommuting and Homeschooling

Find yourself staying at home more often? Click here for some easy ways to reduce your energy usage and in return save some money!

Top 10 Tips to save energy and money:

  • Close shades and drapes during the day to help keep heat out in summer.
  • Change HVAC air filters monthly.
  • Plug electronic devises such as cable boxes, printers and TVs into power strips to turn off during vacation or long periods without use.
  • Keep your garage door down. A warmer garage in the winter and cooler garage in the summer will save energy.
  • Use dishwasher's air-dry cycle instead of the heat-dry cycle to dry dishes.
  • Set water heater temperature no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Ensure refrigerator door seals are tight.
  • Make sure dryer vent hose is not kinked or clogged.
  • Outside your home, calk around all penetrations including telephone, electrical, cable, gas, water spigots, windows, dryer vents, etc.
  • Replace any light bulb, especially ones that are on more than one hour per day, with a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb.
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